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Welcome to our U3A website

If you are a new visitor to this site you are very welcome to browse the website to see the group activities, monthly speaker meetings and outings that are organised for our members. If you wish to join our branch of the U3A then click the "Join the U3A" link on the left of the screen and provide the details requested, our membership secretary will contact you in due course.

If you are a member and new to this site you will have been sent your membership number together with a password that you can use to log in to the members facilities within the website. We advise that once you have logged in on this first occasion you should change your password to something memorable to you.

Meeting Calendar      

A monthly meeting is held normally on the first Tuesday of every month.

Doors open at 1.30pm and this first half hour provides an opportunity for members to socialise, find out about local and national activities and sign up for chosen events. Following announcements concerning U3A business, invited speakers give a talk. Recent subjects have included The Sinking of the Lusitania, Chalk Figures in England and Paul Nash the Artist.

The venue is St James Methodist Church Hall, Saint James Road, Shirley, Southampton SO15 5HE (click for map). Parking is available on site and in the surrounding streets.

Tea and coffee are available after the talk (If you are helping with tea-making, click here for guidelines).

Please wear your membership badge and sign in at the desk. Visitors are welcome to attend up to 2 general meetings at a cost of £1. At each meeting three or four established members act as meeter/greeters, particularly to welcome new members and visitors (If you are helping as a meeter/greeter, click here for guidelines).

The Annual General Meeting (members only) takes place at the February meeting and the Christmas party (booking necessary) at the December meeting.

The list below details the current programme. Details are also in the Newsletter  Suggestions for future speakers are welcome (contact Mary Gunn).

7th November 2017
at 14.00
Britain from aboveErica TinsleyErica outlines the early development of aerial photography from an 1858 balloon flight to fixed wing surveillance in WWII. She gives the history of the pioneering company Aerofilms which in 1940 was co-opted into the RAF, becoming the Photographic Interpretation Unit.
VENUE : St James, Shirley

Message Board

Social Committee
We are pleased to announce that the following members have joined Mary Gunn, Marcia Buswell and Reggie Marszal on the So.... to read more log in
Posted by Gillian Gain on 9th October 2017

U3A Southampton future direction
Come to a Workshop and share your ideas, opinions and suggestions. This will be your opportunity to have an input into t.... to read more log in
Posted by Wendy Tuppenney on 1st September 2017

Music Study Day - Haydn, The Man and His Music
Friday 3rd November 10.15am to 3.45pm. Places are strictly limited to 30. Only a few places left! Place:St James Road.... to read more log in
Posted by Jill Meager on 30th June 2017